Sources: State of New Jersey Opioid Use and Misuse Educational Fact Sheet.; Office of the Prosecutor – County of Burlington Overdose Deaths; SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2015 and 2016
 


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Video: Heroin and Opioid Addiction

Our nation is in the midst of an opioid addiction crisis. As a response, the DEA 360 Strategy takes an innovative three-pronged approach to combating heroin/opioid use through law enforcement, diversion control and community outreach.  Watch.

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What Should You Do With Your Unused Meds?

Learn how to properly dispose of your unused or expired prescription medication. Read more.

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Naloxone acts in less than 2 minutes and completely eliminates all signs of opioid intoxication to reverse an opioid overdose. Learn more.

 
 

 


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“Knocking Out” Opioid Addiction One Town at a Time

(Jersey Shore Online, May 30)The Ocean County community recently gathered in Little Egg Harbor to talk about the state’s addiction problem at an event entitled “Knock Out Opioid Abuse: A Town Hall Series.” Read more.

S.J. teens describe addiction, lives turned around, through anti-drug song contest

(Courier Post, April 25) Three teen songwriters from South Jersey’s Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties are finalists in the “Shout Down Drugs” contest hosted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. Read more.

Evesham father shares story of daughter, 15, who overdosed

(Burlington County Times, April 17) Stephen McDonald of Evesham didn’t even know his daughter, Madison, was using heroin until she overdosed in December 2017. Read more.

Families share stories behind Camden County's opioid lawsuit

(Courier Post, February 23) Camden county officials recently announced a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical industry, saying the companies helped fueled the area’s addiction epidemic. Read more.

Survivors of opioid addiction react to Camden County's lawsuit against Big Pharma

(Courier Post, February 21) Camden County recently announced plans to take prescription drug makers to court to get them to pay for the financial cost opioid addiction has had on the area. Read more.